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    Getting a networked printer to work

    O.K. so I was unsuccesful in getting a wireless connection between an old XP computer and a new one using Vista. What I finally did was hardwire both to a wireless router and now both computers have access to the internet. However, the new computer has a printer plugged into it and I can't get the old one to use it. When I'm on the old printer, it says the printer is not ready.

    I enabled printer sharing from the new computer.

    How can I get the old computer to use the printer that is attached to the new computer?

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    Re: Getting a networked printer to work

    Have you turned printer sharing on and shared the printer?

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    Re: Getting a networked printer to work

    Yes. Printer sharing is on.

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    Re: Getting a networked printer to work

    Have you installed the network printer and driver from within XP?
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    Re: Getting a networked printer to work

    I did on the old computer.

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    Re: Getting a networked printer to work

    Please follow the steps at Troubleshooting file shares on a home network. Let us know the results in detail.

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